Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Laura Rosanne Adderley

Associate Professor - History

Contact Info

Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Yale University, History, 1989
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1990
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History, 1996
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University 2009 -
  • Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, 2007-2008
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2002-2007
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1996-2002
  • Visiting Assistant Professor/Woodson Fellow, University of Virginia, 2000

Research & Teaching Specializations: Caribbean, Formation of African Diaspora Culture, Atlantic Slave Trade

Related Experience
  • Annual Meeting Program Chair, Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association, 2008
  • Co-Editor of H-Caribbean, 2001-2008
  • Member, Board of Directors, Amistad Research Center, 2004-
  • Outside consultant for Ford Foundation Grant Initiative, 2000-2001
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Tulane University, 2004-2007
  • Wesley-Logan Book Prize for New Negroes from Africa, American Historical Association, 2007
  • Woodson Fellowship, University of Virginia, 1999-2000
  • NEH/VFH Summer Institute for College Teachers, 1998
  • Mendenhall Fellowship, Smith College, 1995-1996
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1993-1994
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Bahamas
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • Cuba
Selected Publications
  • 2006. New Negroes from Africa: Culture and Community Among Free African Immigrants in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • 2002. ‘“African Americans’ and ‘Creole Negroes’ : Black Migration and Colonial Interpretations of ‘Negro’ Diversity in Nineteenth-Century Trinidad.” In Marginal Migrations: The Circulation of Cultures within the Caribbean. Shalini Puri, ed. London: Macmillan Education/Warwick University Caribbean Studies Series.
  • 2000. “Repatriation projects among free African communities in the 19th-century Caribbean.” Revista Mexico del Caribe. 5 (9): 140-162.
  • 1999. “‘A most useful and valuable people?’ Cultural, Moral and Practical Dilemmas in the Use of Liberated African Labour in the Nineteenth-century Caribbean.” Slavery and Abolition. 20 (1): 59-80.
  • 1997. “Orisha Worship and ‘Jesus Time’: Rethinking African Religious Conversion in the Nineteenth-century Caribbean.” Pennsylvania History. 64 (Special Issue): 183-206.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses:
HISB4250 – The Atlantic Slave Trade; HISL1720 – Intro Caribbean History; HISL6750 – Africans in the Americas; HISL6780 – Caribbean History; HISU 6540 – African-American Cultural History

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Departmental Biography

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3